So after Bred Reese got on the phone to Robert Williams at Certguard and told them what to do, they have contacted Ethan Banks. Ethan has returned to the web and indicates that all is well.
I am not so forgiving.
Lets look at the statement of regret posted at Network World:
“Network World and the authors have decided to remove this blog post and the discussion that followed. While the original post was intended to highlight how the issue of braindumps is a pervasive one, we regret having singled out anyone in particular and apologize for any accusations of cheating.”
- Not a single ‘sorry’ in sight. It is NOT AN APOLOGY. An apology means saying sorry. No amount of weaseling can change that.
- No mention of CertGuard or Robert Williams here. I suggest that Network World regrets having let this go on for so long. Its my opinion that Robert Williams probably didn’t write this.
- If Robert Williams and Certguard are not sorry, then they will do it again. I am very concerned.
Who else will suffer ?
If Robert Williams gets away with false accusations, then he is likely to do it again. If the next person is not so public, who will protect them ?
If CertGuard are to gain our support, they must do the following:
- Issue a full and complete apology. With the word sorry. Acceptance is the first step in recovery.
- Robert Williams needs to make a personal apology to us, the Cisco community, for being unreasonable.
- CertGuard needs to announce a code of ethics to remind themselves how to act like grownups.
- CertGuard must publicly state their position on publicly accusing people in the future.
Have I missed anything ?